Kevin Anderson beats Ivo Karlovic to win Maharashtra Open title

first_img Associated Press PuneJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 22:40 IST Kevin Anderson took three sets to beat Ivo Karlovic in the Maharashtra Open final (Photo tweeted by @ATP_Tour)HIGHLIGHTSKevin Anderson defeated vo Karlovic 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 in the Maharashtra Open finalIt was Anderson’s fourth victory in five meetings against KarlovicKarlovic became the oldest player at 39 to play a tour-level final since 1977Top-seeded Kevin Anderson won his sixth ATP title when he recovered from 5-2 down in the decisive tiebreaker to beat Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) in the Maharashtra Open final on Saturday.It was Anderson’s fourth victory in five meetings against Karlovic.Anderson, of South Africa, lost last year’s final against Gilles Simon but defeated the Frenchman in straight sets on Friday in the semifinals.Anderson: I really appreciate everyone, from the linesmen to the ball boys to all the sponsors. Congrats to everybody. I was happy to be in the final last year, and happy to win it this time around!#AdvantagePune #TataOpenMaharashtra #TOM2019 #ATP #ATPTour #TennisTata Open Maharashtra (@MaharashtraOpen) January 5, 2019The first confetti of the year and a 6th ATP titleCongrats, @KAndersonATP! @MaharashtraOpen pic.twitter.com/y2NVY2NfXwTennis TV (@TennisTV) January 5, 2019THE NO.1 SEED WINS THE SINGLES TITLE AT #TataOpenMaharashtra 2019A nail-biting encounter comes to an end at the Balewadi Stadium as ‘s @KAndersonATP wins the battle against Ivo Karlovic 7-6,6-7,7-6 in 2hrs and 45 mins #AdvantagePune #TOM2019 #ATP #ATPTour pic.twitter.com/xo4KHdd21xTata Open Maharashtra (@MaharashtraOpen) January 5, 2019Karlovic became the oldest player at 39 to play a tour-level final since 1977 when 43-year-old Ken Rosewall won at Hong Kong.STANDING TALLA perfect start to the 2019 season for @KAndersonATP who secures the @MaharashtraOpen [email protected] pic.twitter.com/355hxJmJZzATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) January 5, 2019Congratulations to Kevin Anderson for winning the @MaharashtraOpen singles 2019! Indeed a performance #LikeNoOther.#PlayLikeNoOther pic.twitter.com/w78i1IO35UadvertisementTata Motors (@TataMotors) January 5, 2019In another record, Anderson at 6-foot-8 (2.03 meters), and Karlovic at 6-foot-11 (2.11 meters), combined to make it the tallest final in the Open era, according to the ATP website. It beat Anderson versus John Isner at the 2013 Atlanta [email protected]: I will have to congratulate Kevin and his team for an amazing last year and this week, and would like to thank the crowd tonight my coach and the organisers, the linesman and everyone involved!#AdvantagePune #TataOpenMaharashtra #TOM2019 #ATP #ATPTour #TennisTata Open Maharashtra (@MaharashtraOpen) January 5, 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Kevin AndersonFollow Maharashtra OpenFollow Ivo Karlovic Kevin Anderson beats Ivo Karlovic to win Maharashtra Open titleKevin Anderson defeated vo Karlovic 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) in the Maharashtra Open final on Saturday.advertisement Nextlast_img

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